Underground water demand could weaken buildings

Buildings in Yangon may be threatened as high-rise developments draw an unprecedented volume of water from beneath the city, prompting authorities to consider alternative ways to meet increased demand. Yangon City Development Committee can supply around 135 million gallons of water to the city daily. However, Yangon residents consume almost double this – over 200 […]

Building code changes still pending

A number of amendments to Myanmar’s National Building Code are still pending approval, as the existing rules are deemed unsuitable for high-rise developments. A group of experts has drawn up a bill of additional amendments, which was completed in July and has been submitted to the Ministry of Construction (MoC), according to U Khin Maung […]